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War Horse author blasts library closure plans after Lincoln visit

War Horse author blasts library closure plans after Lincoln visit | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
The author of world-renowned children's novel War Horse has urged councillors to rethink their proposals to close 32 libraries across Lincolnshire.

Speaking ahead of receiving an honorary doctorate...
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Council bans libraries closure petitions

Council bans libraries closure petitions | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Public petitions against plans to cut the county's library service will not be allowed inside library buildings.

Lincolnshire County Council says it will stop campaigners from placing paper petitions...
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Further reading: how to put libraries back at the heart of communities

Further reading: how to put libraries back at the heart of communities | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Brian Ashley examines how libraries can adapt to the challenges of the financial landscape and to changes in the way we consume information
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What's the future for the UK's local libraries? | MobyLives

What's the future for the UK's local libraries? | MobyLives | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Arts Council England (ACE) published its report into the future of local libraries.
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'Misleading' accusation over library shutdowns as elections loom

'Misleading'  accusation over library shutdowns  as elections loom | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
With 10 days to go until the county council elections, Paul Whyatt assesses the library pledges of Derbyshire's four main political parties.ASKED to predict which manifesto pledge will secure the...
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Are social enterprises the future for libraries?

Are social enterprises the future for libraries? | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Public sector cuts have led to a rise in the number of social enterprises running library services, but sustainability is a problem
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Meanwhile McCusker's experience is that a volunteers-based approach, "just won't work in deprived communities. Even in affluent areas I have heard examples where it takes 60 volunteers to keep a rural library open 21 hours a week. Volunteers are not free, they need support and co-ordination and many councils have found that the savings they imagined when taking this route have been far smaller than expected."

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Author: Why libraries are vital for communities

Author: Why libraries are vital for communities | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
I OWE a great deal to libraries and particularly the libraries of Portsmouth.
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Library closures are "catastrophic" | Tyne Tees - ITV News

Library closures are "catastrophic" | Tyne Tees - ITV News | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Read the latest Tyne Tees stories, Library closures are "catastrophic" on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Tyne Tees news
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Library readers still in love with Danielle Steel after 30 years

Library readers still in love with Danielle Steel after 30 years | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Extravagantly romantic author is the only author to remain on the most-borrowed list over three decades
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Hope in library closure battle - Local - The Star

Hope in library closure battle - Local - The Star | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
A DISABLED campaigner battling to save Doncaster’s libraries has been given a fresh glimmer of hope in her fight, after a top judge revived her legal challenge.
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Women's Institute warns against 'sticking plaster' of library volunteers | Third Sector

Women's Institute warns against 'sticking plaster' of library volunteers | Third Sector | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Read 'Women's Institute warns against 'sticking plaster' of library volunteers' and the latest charity & voluntary sector news & best practice on Third Sector
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Closures 'cost same as savings'

Closures 'cost same as savings' | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Library closures in north-west London have cost nearly as much money as they have saved, an MP claims.
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How Fifty Shades of Grey set pulses racing in the libraries of Surrey - Telegraph

How Fifty Shades of Grey set pulses racing in the libraries of Surrey  - Telegraph | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Its steamy prose made Fifty Shades of Grey the bestselling book in Britain since records began - but now it seems the tale of bondage, erotica and illicit affairs may have struck a particular chord with readers in one home county.
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Big Society? Volunteers Take Over Running Of Five Gateshead Libraries

Big Society? Volunteers Take Over Running Of Five Gateshead Libraries | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Volunteers have taken over the running of five of Gateshead’s 17 libraries from the council.
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Libraries departments could be wiped out under swingeing budget cuts, council leader warns

Libraries departments could be wiped out under swingeing budget cuts, council leader warns | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Dire warning comes as council face tough spending decisions in face of ring-fenced budget areas
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Manchester's Libraries reprieved amid ‘shambles’ claims

Manchester's Libraries reprieved amid ‘shambles’ claims | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Council bosses passed an amended plan at their latest executive meeting after protests from campaigners and a recommendation from other councillors.
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Views of public sought on two-tier libraries - Local stories - Yorkshire Post

YET more of the region’s libraries could be closed or have their opening hours cut after a consultation by a Yorkshire council on making its service “efficient and sustainable” was announced yesterday.
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Ebooks: UK Government Commission Releases Review of E-Lending in Public Libraries | LJ INFOdocket

Ebooks: UK Government Commission Releases Review of E-Lending in Public Libraries | LJ INFOdocket | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
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Not by the book: the new Edinburgh libraries | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare

Not by the book: the new Edinburgh libraries | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
FutureGov – Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare
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London firefighters tackle large blaze at Southwark library

London firefighters tackle large blaze at Southwark library | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
About 100 firefighters and 15 vehicles trying to put out fire at Newington library in Southwark, south-east London
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Library lending figures: which books are most popular?

Library lending figures: which books are most popular? | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
James Patterson leads the list of the UK's most borrowed authors in 2011/12 but who else makes the list and which books are the most popular library reads?
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Library visitor totals drop after budget cuts

Library visitor totals drop after budget cuts | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
The accounts and visitor books of Cambridge's libraries have been opened - and they make for worrying reading.
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Libraries crisis set to get 'much worse' this year

Libraries crisis set to get 'much worse' this year | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Severe cuts are likely for Sheffield's service, and Islington says that all of its branches may face closure
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'Bleak' 2013 predicted as 300 libraries could be lost | The Bookseller

'Bleak' 2013 predicted as 300 libraries could be lost | The Bookseller | UK Public libraries in the news | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
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Newcastle City Council cuts prompt campaigners to take to the streets

CAMPAIGNERS took to the streets and the stage to voice their opposition to a North East council’s plans for multi-million-pound budget cuts.
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